COLONEL BUZZ ALDRIN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 145041
Sale Price $552.50
Official NASA photograph of a spacesuited Aldrin in front of a backdrop of the Moon, signed "Best Wishes"
Official NASA Photograph inscribed and signed: "To SAM GOLDBERG/WITH BEST WISHES/Buzz Aldrin". Color, 7¾x10 overall, 7¼x9¼ image, one surface. Captioned: "Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.". With short bio and NASA logo printed on verso. Aldrin, born Eugene Aldrin, Jr. in Montclair, New Jersey in 1930, was a 1951 West Point graduate who flew 66 missions in Korea, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He flew F-100s in Germany before persuading the Air Force to send him to M. I. T. for a doctorate. Although he was turned down for the astronaut program in 1962, Aldrin was later aboard one Gemini mission (Gemini 12), and became a close friend of astronaut Ed White, one of the Apollo I astronauts who died in a launch pad fire. Aldrin and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong left the patch from that ill-fated mission on the surface of the Moon. During the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin had piloted the Lunar Excursion Module Eagle and became the second man to walk on the Moon (July 20, 1969). Lightly toned, otherwise in fine condition.
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